PUL-E-KHUMRI – A clash broke out between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Taliban insurgents in Pul-e-Khumri city, the provincial capital of northern Baghlan province, local officials said.
According to their statement, the clashes started after Taliban militants attacked the security check posts in the city late on Wednesday night, inflicting heavy casualties on both sides.
Provincial governor Abdulhai Nemati has said at least ten security personnel have lost their lives in the clash.
Nemati further added that the Taliban militants have also sustained heavy casualties but did not elaborate further regarding the exact casualties of the militants.
The governor of Baghlan confirmed that two check posts were destroyed, and ten policemen lost their lives in the attack.
The Taliban spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid, claims that twenty soldiers have been killed and twenty check posts have been destroyed along with several weapons.